Yesterday, shortly after my Birthday Roses post, I received a comment from one of my lovely readers:
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So, her comment got me thinking, "Why should we have to wait for lilacs?"
I know that forcing blooms is possible, but I've never read about forcing lilacs.
So I did a little research.
Check out this page at BHG.com
If you scroll down to the bottom, it actually says that March is the best time to force lilacs indoors!
On Page 3 of that article, it will give you step-by-step basics to forcing branches.
If you're viewing this on a phone (where navigation can be tricky), here's the direct link to the tutorial:
I'm (hopefully) going to be giving this a try.
If anyone successfully forces their lilac branches, send me a picture of them in their full glory!
Just click the link "Contact Me" at the top of this page and attach a photo!
Happy bloom forcing everyone!